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The Register: Amiga preps dual-OS plan, outlines hardware line-up

Apr 03, 2000, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"Curiously, the developer machine - which bears a broad similarity to Be's original BeBox, at least in terms of target user - will run Red Hat Linux, though again this seems to be an interim measure to get Amiga's technology into the broader development community."

"Linux or Tao - it's your choice
What it will do is clear: provide consumer devices with full multimedia and Internet functionality. That's essentially the plan laid down at Amiga last year when it was owned by Gateway, and was the basis for then CEO Tom Schmidt's 'software only' strategy. The core OS back then was Linux, not the more recently announced Tao kernel, but it's noteworthy that the initial use of Red Hat suggests that Linux support hasn't been abandoned."

"And Corel's support suggest it never will be. Corel likes Amiga's technology since it will provide its version of Linux with a consistent set of consumer-oriented features (the more server-oriented Red Hat is probably less bothered about this, though that might change, and having not bought Be, it might now be interested in acquiring Amiga) with which to compete with Windows."

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